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Keeping his eye on me with a very full beak
taken in very bright sunshine in the north of Sweden
Has to be one of my favourite birds

Thanks for stopping by and loving your comments
Book finishedGrinGrin...very pleased

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Apr 2013 - 2:34 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Hawfinch
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 9:24 AM
Tags:General, Hawfinch, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:27 AM

Not seen one of these for years.
Excellent shot, Lillian!

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:27 AM

A very nice clear sharp image..
Well done..

Dave

leswoodward
leswoodward e2 Member 1leswoodward vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 9:28 AM

Very nice image of a great bird

abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
23 Jan 2014 - 9:28 AM

Fantastic image!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Fine capture Lillian,
Fred.

Mike_Young
23 Jan 2014 - 9:33 AM

Brilliant, what a great capture, its a looooooong time since I last saw one

User_Removed
23 Jan 2014 - 9:34 AM

Perfect detail Lillian, another stunner.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:38 AM

A top class image, Lillian, super bright eye. Carol

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:39 AM

A super detailed image with great back light… well done Lillian.

Trev

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:45 AM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image capturing this beautiful Hawfinch at his very best. Superb detail and colouring Lillian.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:46 AM

oh wow i've never ever seen one of these gorgeous finches superb shot and thank you for showing me it

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 9:46 AM

excellent with envy, Wink ronnie

Tom-Melton
23 Jan 2014 - 9:50 AM

STUNNING CAPTURE

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:50 AM

One bird I've never seen yet, you've captured it well.

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:56 AM

A super image Lillian, I'm yet to see one,

Ali

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
23 Jan 2014 - 10:05 AM

Well thats one stunning capture Lillian. Detail, colour, dof superb.

John

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:09 AM

This is superb in everyway Lillian. Excellent picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

debu
debu  4 India
23 Jan 2014 - 10:23 AM

Lovely detailed image.
debu

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 10:50 AM

Stunning image with great detail.
Fred

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:51 AM

Superb image Lillian, fabulous colours ans excellent detail

Hugh

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:56 AM

A really beautiful image Lillian, great photography

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 11:19 AM

Lovely shot, Lillian.
Tony

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:23 AM

I've never even heard of this one let along capture it.
Excellent image Lillian. Very strange beak and varied plumage.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:41 AM

A lovely, sturdy looking beast nicely captured.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
23 Jan 2014 - 12:08 PM

What a beautiful bird !! Fantastic eye detail Lillian... a real beauty..

Lynette Grin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:19 PM

On my hit list to see !!! Lillian.
Ron

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:43 PM

Wonderful shot!

Caziwinkles
23 Jan 2014 - 12:47 PM

He actually looks quite fierce - for a bird!! Superb shot - as always Lillian. Smile

Carol

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:28 PM

Wonderful colouring and detail, Lillian.

Ray

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 1:35 PM

I thought this was a chaffinch from the tn, but what a wee stunner it is when I opened it up. Moira

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
23 Jan 2014 - 1:38 PM

Now I know what a hawfinch looks like and what an excellent image of one looks like.

Maureen

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:39 PM

Good shot Lillian.
And good luck with the book too.
I hope it is as successful as 50 Shades Of Grey !!
Mick.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:11 PM

I don't think I'd argue with this one, Lillian!
A superb image.
Look forward to seeing your book!

Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 23 Jan 2014 - 2:12 PM
helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:20 PM

Well captured Lillian Lillian WinkWinkWink ..................ah I see one Lillian has been removed WinkWink

Last Modified By helenlinda at 23 Jan 2014 - 2:21 PM
EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:51 PM

This is fantastic Lillian.
Joan.

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:52 PM

Stunning capture Lillian. Beautiful colour and detail. Looks alittle feisty WinkGrinGrin

Kathryn

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64433 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:00 PM

Very clear shot.
x

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:20 PM

Very nice shot Lillian!
Carole

Last Modified By CaroleS at 23 Jan 2014 - 3:20 PM
Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:25 PM

A cracking shot Lillian with superb detail. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Ray

PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 498 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:43 PM

Beautiful bird............never seen one before. Thanks for sharing

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:58 PM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:05 PM

Very attractive bird Lillian. Lovely capture.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4600 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:35 PM

Gorgeous shot !!.....wonderful lighting !!

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:44 PM

Excellent capture LillianSmile


Cliff

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 4:49 PM

A little beauty with a wonderful BG
Ju

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:00 PM

Great eye and colour, well sharp

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:32 PM

It really is a superb capture and I have never even heard of sch a bird but it is lovely.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:36 PM

A new one on me Lillian, but very interesting to see this wonderful image of yours. One can learn SO much on this Site Wink

John Smile

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM

Stunning capture, lovely bird!
Silviu

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:55 PM

very well taken[ sharp].


billy

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:21 PM

I was wondering where you had nailed himSmile

Adrian

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
23 Jan 2014 - 7:21 PM

Superb portait, Lillian! Perfect detail, as wellSmile
Regards Valery

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:54 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:59 PM

Nice image Lillian!! Nicece detail!! I like it a lot!!

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:07 PM

This is fantastic LillianSmile
NettaSmile

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:09 PM

Well captured.

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
23 Jan 2014 - 8:18 PM

I haven't seen a Hawfinch for years, it's quite a colourful little bird. Lovely shot with his beak full too. Glad you have finished the book.

Ruth

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 8:20 PM

What a lovely shot Lillian of a smashing bird. Cathy

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 8:35 PM

Super sharp capture.Smile

AlexAppleby
23 Jan 2014 - 9:45 PM

Wow - what a stunner - never seen one of these birds!

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7122 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:02 PM

Cracking image Lillian of a great Bird, they were two of these last month in the cemetery in the town where i live

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 1:00 AM

Wonderful capture, and news about the book!

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:24 AM

A beautiful image of this unusual bird.
I love the eye contact...
He doesn't want you to get too close to his Lunch..!

Simon

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Jan 2014 - 5:47 AM

FANTASTIC shot - like the clarity and details. .....GrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:04 AM

Well focussed on the eye, Lillian. Hand-held with that cannon!! (deliberate spelling)

Dave

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:43 AM

No not hand held DaveGrin

briantjjones
24 Jan 2014 - 12:02 PM

Lillian, Was out yesterday so missed this fantastic image absolutely stunning. Congratulations on completing the book SmileSmile
Brian J.

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 2:12 PM

Well done on the book Grin

Superb capture here, Lillian. I like the catchlight in the eye Smile

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 8:31 PM

A fine shot of this stern looking bird, one i've yet to see

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